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Nearly a year since the government raided the Gibson guitar factories in Tennessee agents accusing that.
Iconic American company using illegal product -- all this time later still no -- it's.
What -- John Roberts live in Atlanta what does give John good morning.
Lot of people lot of people like to know the answer that question bill it's been so long more than seven months now since the raid back in August more than two years.
Almost three years since the original rate back in 2009 were exotic woods from Indian Madagascar are were seized.
And and on top of that.
The government has put -- stay on court proceedings in which Gibson was trying to get -- would back a talk with -- CEO Henry jest which he says all of this is put his company in real hardship.
While we're waiting to even get charged.
They have taken very aggressive action it -- hurt our company's significantly.
And we have no recourse at this point.
You know because we can't import anymore would Gibson -- -- -- wouldn't December had to go to alternatives includes including some composite materials which.
Many guitar piercing is unacceptable in a musical instrument by John how -- -- -- gonna go on there do we know.
You know not nobody really knows who contacted the DOJ the Fish and Wildlife Service which conducted the raid.
Both of them had no comment so we reached out to former attorney general Michael Mukasey.
Who said that this case is both absurd in its in its self and the fact that this delay is gone on so long as it's unreasonable.
I don't think there's a set time.
Three years since the 2000 non -- and even.
Gone on a year since the 2011 right.
Is more than enough time this is not this is not brain surgery.
We reached out to some other former federal prosecutors they say no delay of months maybe a year is an unreasonable that.
Three years that's a long time he built a few guitars -- that time thank you John John Roberts in Atlanta --
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